Friday, January 27, 2017

A Quiet Life washed by the sea

"The sigh of all the seas breaking in measure round the isles soothed them, the night wrapped them;  nothing broke their sleep, until, the birds beginning and the dawn weaving their thin voices into its whiteness." ~Virginia Woolf

10 years...a decade anniversary

I began blogging 10 years ago in January of 2007.  My blog Sea Cottage was simply named after our home in Northern California.  I began this blog 6 months after we moved into Sea Cottage.  

In the beginning my daily blog posts were about my quiet cottage life washed by the sea.  My daily postings of home life, homeschooling, gardening, and camping on the coast. As my children began to leave the nest, I began to pursue my art and so my blog became a place to share my studio and artwork. 

In 2010 my brand Seawashed was established and I opened an online shop through etsy in June 2011.  It is a tiny studio shop that has allowed me to quietly flow in cultivating peace through my artwork of watercolor and acrylic paintings and most recently sketches with a pale watercolor wash. 
Over the past two years I have slowed down in blogging and moved on over to Instagram.  I am happy to see so many of you there. I will continue to blog periodically at Sea Cottage but for daily postings visit me on Instagram. 

Thank you for your gentle friendship and support throughout the years, and in the years to come. Like lovely pearls in my pocket I carry you with me on the seawashed shores. 

Sea Tidings,

washed by the sea

Friday, December 9, 2016

Seawashed Christmas

The pale palette of the pacific coast

"I have seafoam in my veins, I understand the language of waves."
~ Le Testament d/Orphee

faded vintage baubles

blue glass sea float

layers of white and lace

A peek into our cottage this December washed in Christmas.  Our white tree barely adorned in faded vintage aqua and silver baubles.  Winter roses still blooming just outside the window.    
 The merman and I are enjoying the romance of the city filled with twinkle lights, going to art museums, cozy cafes, and strolling through the gardens at our state capitol. 

A Dreamful December
Season's Tidings,

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See you in the new year!